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02.06.03.00.htm 02.06.03.00. Title 02 OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Subtitle 06 GENERAL REGULATIONS Chapter 03 "Instructions on Current Life-Sustaining Treatment Options" Form Authority: Health-General Article, §5-608.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
02.06.03.01.htm 02.06.03.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter sets out the "Instructions on Current Life-Sustaining Treatment Options" form developed by the Office of the Attorney General and certain related procedures and requirements.
02.06.03.02.htm 02.06.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Advance directive" has the meaning stated in Health-General Article, §5-601(d) Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Agent" has the meaning stated in Health-General Article, §5-601(c) Annotated Code of Maryland.. 3) "Facility" has the meaning stated in Health-General Article, §19-343(a) Annotated Code of Maryland.4) "Form" means the "Instructions on Current Life-
02.06.03.03.htm 02.06.03.03. 03 Nature and Contents of the Form.. A. The form shall consist of two sides of a single sheet of paper.. B. The format and contents of the form are as follows:. Click here to view pdf form.
02.06.03.04.htm 02.06.03.04. 04 Voluntary Use of the Form.. A. Use of the form by a patient or proxy is voluntary.. B. A patient or proxy may make an entry on some parts of the form and decline to do so on other parts.
02.06.03.05.htm 02.06.03.05. 05 Offering of Form by Health Care Providers and Facilities.. A. Any health care provider may offer the form to:. 1) A patient who has the capacity to use the form; or. 2) A proxy on behalf of a patient who lacks the capacity to use the form.. B. A facility shall, with reasonable promptness after a resident's admission, offer the form to:. 1) A resident who has the capacity to use the form; or. 2) A proxy on behalf of a resident who lacks the capacity to use the form..
02.06.03.06.htm 02.06.03.06. 06 Preparation of the Form.. A. A patient or proxy who is considering use of the Form shall be offered assistance by:. 1) The patient's attending physician; or. 2) Another health care provider who:. a) Has been determined by the attending physician to have the knowledge and skills to properly conduct a discussion about the form; andb) Acts under the general direction of the attending physician.. B. If the form is used by a proxy on behalf of a patient who has an advance
02.06.03.07.htm 02.06.03.07. 07 Maintenance of the Form.. A. A form prepared in accordance with Regulation .06 of this chapter is a medical record of the patient.B. In a facility, the form shall be maintained visibly at the front of the patient's active chart..
02.06.03.08.htm 02.06.03.08. 08 Transmission and Review of the Form upon Transfer of Patient.. A. A health care provider that has prepared the form for a patient or proxy shall include a complete and unaltered copy of the form in the records that physically accompany the patient upon transfer to the care of another health care provider.B. If a health care provider, for good cause, is unable to include the form in the records that physically accompany a patient upon transfer, the facility shall promptly trans
02.06.03.09.htm 02.06.03.09. 09 Reproduction and Alteration of the Form.. A. A health care provider may freely copy, store electronically and subsequently print, or otherwise reproduce the form.B. A health care provider may:. 1) Include on the form additional identifying information about a patient; or. 2) Alter the spacing or position of identifying information about a patient.. C. A health care provider may not alter the contents or format of the form other than as provided in §B of this regulation.
02.06.03.10.htm 02.06.03.10. 10 Immunity.. A. A health care provider who, in good faith, issues medical orders based on the form prepared in accordance with Regulation .06 of this chapter is entitled to the immunity provided under Health-General Article, §5-609, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. If medical orders are issued based on the form prepared in accordance with Regulation .06 of this chapter, a health care provider that, in good faith, provides, withholds, or withdraws treatment in furtherance of those ord
02.06.03.9999.htm 02.06.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 2005 (32:15 Md. R. 1316). Regulation .01 amended effective April 1, 2008 (35:3 Md. R. 288). Regulation .02B amended effective April 1, 2008 (35:3 Md. R. 288). Regulation .03 repealed and new Regulation .03 adopted effective April 1, 2008 (35:3 Md. R. 288). Regulation .05 amended effective April 1, 2008 (35:3 Md. R. 288). Regulation .06C amended effective April 1, 2008 (35:3 Md. R. 288).
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